Shared transfer: Sunshine Coast Airport to hotel from $13
Located just over an hour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is home to pristine beaches, lush hinterland and an all-around relaxing atmosphere.
The area's comprised of a handfuls of beachside suburbs, with Noosa, Mooloolaba and Caloundra being some of the major hubs for hotels and resorts.
There's a major airport located in Maroochydore, with direct flights available to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Connections to other Australian cities are available, or arrivals into Brisbane's airport are available.
Spread across 60km of prime Queensland coastline, there's plenty of places to visit along the Sunshine Coast. Luckily, navigating your way around is simple with the right know-how.
Below we've outlined your transport options as well ads the best apps to download before you arrive so that you'll know exactly how to get from A to B quickly, cheaply and easily.
Types of transport: Noosa and the Sunshine Coast's transport service is TransLink. Buses, trams, trains and ferries operate under this system. Suburbs within the Sunshine Coast are walkable but as the Sunshine Coast is a region, it's best to use public transport or hire a car to see all the sights.
Paying for transport: The go card is TransLink's electronic ticket. It lets you ride all its services without having to purchase individual tickets by pre-loading it with funds. The go card can be used on public transport in greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. It can also be used on Brisbane's Airtrain. Cards can be purchased and topped up online or at local retailers. You can find more information on the TransLink website here.
Best apps for getting around: The MyTransApp is the official app for Noosa and the Sunshine Coast's TransLink services. Its features include a journey planner, a trip announcer which allows you to see upcoming stops and your remaining journey time, a stop timetable and stop finder. You can download the MyTransApp from the Apple store here.
Cabs: Taxis are available throughout the Sunshine Coast and can be pre-booked or hailed on the street. Suncoast Cabs operates out of Sunshine Coast Airport. Fares to Noosa with them are estimated to be $74.10 and will incur a $3 taxi service fee.
Uber: On-demand ride service Uber is available throughout the Sunshine Coast. uberX, uberASSIST and uberSELECT vehicles operate out of Sunshine Coast Airport. uberX fares to Noosa are estimated to be $40–$54.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty are all located in the arrivals hall of the terminal. It's recommended that you pre-book your car prior to arrival to ensure your rate and car preference. Not sure which to go with? DriveNow and Jayride are car hire comparison service that can help you find the best deal and book your vehicle easily online.
The Sunshine Coast is located in the state of Queensland. It's situated approximately 100 km north of Brisbane in south east Queensland. The Sunshine Coast is set on the Pacific Ocean coastline.
The Sunshine Coast starts roughly at Caloundra and continues through to Cooloola, which is near Fraser Island.
Sunshine Coast Airport is situated approximately 10km north of Maroochydore. Sunshine Coast Airport is located on Friendship Avenue in Marcoola, Queensland.
Sunshine Coast Airport is mainly a domestic airport. However, Air New Zealand do operate three times per week offering international flights between Auckland and Sunshine Coast seasonally from July to September.
Qantas operates the domestic flights between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast, with connecting flights available to other destinations. Jetstar offers direct flights to Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, and Virgin flies direct to Melbourne and Sydney. Tigerair does not currently operate at the Sunshine Coast.
The hinterland lies in the shadow of the magnificent Glass House Mountains. It's situated a short drive inland from the bustling beaches of the Sunshine Coast, and is comprised of 11 towns including Maleny, Flaxton, Mapleton and Glasshouse.
Sunshine Coast Stadium is located at Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The stadium is the main venue in a sporting precinct that also includes seven fields. The stadium plays host to events including international, national, state and local sporting games, as well as training camps and community events. It even anchors major music and entertainment extravaganzas.
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Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.
Australia-wide flights from $65 + one free date change
Available on select flights until 31 October 2020 with Jetstar. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays, Perth, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina Byron.
Brisbane car hire from $18
Valid for travel on select dates in 2020 with Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar and more. Destinations from Brisbane include Gold Coast, Moreton Island, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to $30 off skydiving experience
Available on select 2020 dates in Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Sunshine Coast tandem skydiving from $329
Available from July - August 2020. Includes 30-minute tandem skydive, safety equipment and briefing, $35 Australian Parachute Federation and Administration levy and certificate of achievement.
Up to 20% off SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Available until 31 May 2021. T&Cs apply.
Up to 52% off 2-night Sunshine Coast treehouse stay
Available for travel until 28 February 2021 at Kondalilla Eco Resort. Includes a bottle of signature Kondalilla wine, $40 voucher to be used at Kondalilla Restaurant and more. T&Cs apply.
Sunshine Coast stays from $55 per night
Valid for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Sample fare is for a modern stay near Sunshine Coast centre. Destinations include Sunshine Beach, Hinterland, Waterfront, Noosa and more. T&Cs apply.
Sunshine Coast stays from $90/night
Available on select stay dates until December 2020. Sample rate is for Central Motel Mooloolaba.
Sunshine Coast stays from $65/night
Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Dolphins Beach House.
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